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5774| October & November 2013

Rabbi’s Voice Rabbi Norman Klein Dear Congregants of Temple Beth Torah, This is my first communication via the Temple newsletter, the “Shalom”, so let me wish you again a Shanah Tovah, a good year, and Chag Samayach, Happy Sukkot, which we are celebrating as I write this, though by the time you read my message it will be after the fall Jewish holidays are completed. What I want to share with you this month is my enthusiasm in introducing to the congregation a regular course of adult study on Sundays at 9:30. We will meet in the Library and our first class is the Sunday immediately after Simchat Torah, Sept. 29, and the second one will be Oct. 27. Even if you fail to get this message until after the 29th and thus miss the first class I hope you will come to the second on Oct. 27. Each class will be on a different topic, though they are all related under the title “Everything You Wanted to Know About Judaism But Were Afraid to Ask—An Introduction to Jewish Cultural Literacy”. It’s a class I hope will be attractive to Jews and non-Jews, people who want to refresh and deepen their understanding of Judaism, and people who want to learn about it from scratch, including those who might wish, after the completion of the course, to Choose Judaism. Among the books I will refer to are two you might wish to acquire through the Temple Gift Shop or online: Joseph Telushkin’s Jewish Literacy, and Leo Trepp’s A History of the Jewish Experience. Perhaps one of the most moving communal services I have experienced over the years in my previous congregations was our Choosing Judaism Erev Shabbat Service. I would like to share with you a few statements that last year’s converts there made at that service, during which they referred to the learning they experienced in my course which will be similar to the one starting here this fall. One said, ”For reasons that never seemed totally clear I had felt an attraction towards Jewish culture and history…Fundamentally, I am a Jew because Judaism is the best answer I have found to the question of how to live, and, even more importantly, why to live.” Another participant than said, “I began Rabbi Klein’s ‘Introduction to Judaism’ classes in the fall of 2011. The classes confirmed to me that I want to choose Judaism as a member of Sinai Temple, and so I come before you now. It is my intention to live my life as a sincerely committed Jew.” Then he told a wonderful story about Louis Brandeis, who as a Jewish supreme court justice, experienced the anti-Semitism of his time, and initially surprised and pleased a hostile audience by saying [I am paraphrasing], “I wish I had not been born a Jew…”; but then he added, “…so that I would have had the privilege of choosing Judaism on my own.” In our meetings at Temple Beth Torah we will discuss Jewish ideas and practices, theology and liturgy, ethics and history, the ritual of conversion, and many, many other topics. We have just read at Yom Kippur afternoon services the Book of Jonah, and are in the midst of Succot observances as I write this, when we express our joy in God’s bounty as expressed in the fall harvest in Israel. During the afternoon of the Day of Atonement, as we read n the Book of Jonah, when God forgave the people of Nineveh, Jonah was forced to acknowledge that God's way is not one of self-interest. He had to admit that we have a responsibility not only to ourselves but to the larger world as well. A few days later, as we celebrate the Feast of Booths, just when we're feeling self-satisfied with our piety, and safe in the cocoon of the Sukkah, we are reminded again, by the command to invite guests to our sukkah, that it is not enough to care about ourselves. Hillel reminds us, 'If I'm not for myself who will be for me?' Certainly we must represent our own best interests. But Hillel also tells us, 'If I'm only concerned about myself, what am I?' Surely we Jews who live in the United States in the twenty-first century, thanks to the open gates to immigrants many of our ancestors experienced, have much for which to give thanks. America is unlike any other place that Jews have ever lived. We are so fortunate to live in a country where our opinion matters, in which we have choices, and where we can make a difference. We are also the proud recipients of a great tradition that teaches us that each person has the power to change the world. Come to our classes and learn more about what makes Judaism such a vibrant and attractive religion in this day and age in our society. We have much to celebrate here as Jews here in America. "Modim anachnu lach, We have much for which to give thanks. Engage in our study sessions and learn more about this ancient and modern, universal and particularistic faith we call Judasim. Chag Samayach, Rabbi Norman Mark Klein


Message from the President

Sara Marcus A publication of

Temple Beth Torah 900 Big Blue Trace Wellington, Florida 33414 TEL.: 561-793-2700 FAX: 561-793-1072 E-MAIL: info@templebethtorah.net WEB SITE: templebethtorah.net

As we begin our New Year, we have taken the time both to reflect on the year past and to look towards the year ahead. We want to continue to honor our history, and yet if need be, we also want to be able to do things differently than last year, to think about things differently than last year...in other words, to change. One of the strengths of Judaism is this duality. We want to be connected to ongoing things that are meaningful - to G-d's laws, to our values and traditions - while at the same time embracing change. Not only is change to be tolerated, it is to be sought out, to be seen as enriching. As a congregation, we are always experiencing change - new members, different classes and programs, and the ultimate changes: a baby is born or someone dies.

TEMPLE OFFICE HOURS: A perfect example of this duality, this quintessential Jewish experience, is when Cantor Monday - Thursday: 9AM - 5PM teaches us a new melody to an old prayer. By drawing strength from continuity we also can Friday: 9AM - 4PM experience change as enriching. We expand our world. RABBI

Norman Klein rabbi@templebethtorah.net RABBI EMERITUS

Stephen H. Pinsky rabbiemeritus@templebethtorah.net

This year there is the constancy of the ongoing; the calendar rolls round, our holidays come, our prayers are recited, etc. On the other hand, with our Interim Rabbi, Rabbi Klein, we are experiencing something akin to being in a wonderful new classroom every day. We have the opportunity to embrace what Rabbi Klein has to offer us - his extraordinary bank of knowledge, his years of experience, his daily kindnesses.

CANTOR

Carrie F. Barry cantor@templebethtorah.net PRESIDENT

Sara Marcus president@templebethtorah.net VICE PRESIDENTS

Philip Levine Cheryl Cordes TREASURER

Steven Warner EDUCATION DIRECTOR

Jodi Kaufman

We experienced something new these High Holy Days, with the passing of a torah through the hands of everyone in the room. It was incredibly powerful. Powerful, perhaps, because it embraced everything we did during the Days of Awe - honoring our past while, at the same time, looking towards something new. In Judaism, the feeling of attachment and connectedness is emotionally very moving and very nurturing, and by passing the Torah we experienced those emotions in a new way - a New Year gift from Rabbi Klein. Again, as Cantor does with an old prayer and a new melody, Rabbi Klein honors our traditions while enriching us. And again, our world expands. As we experience change as part of our spiritual community of Temple Beth Torah, I know that we are in the loving and nurturing hands of Rabbi Klein and Cantor Barry.

educator@templebethtorah.net PRESCHOOL DIRECTOR

Sandy Wilensky psdirector@templebethtorah.net YOUTH ADVISOR

And as the Rabbinic Search Committee continues to meet with interesting and exciting rabbinic candidates, we are very clear of our goal: to make a successful, permanent rabbinic fit for this congregation. The committee does this by doing the same things we were called upon to do during the Days of Awe: cherish our past and embrace the future.

Jessica Stein youthdirector@templebethtorah.net

BROTHERHOOD PRESIDENT

Andrew Goldstein SISTERHOOD COCOPRESIDENT

Andi Parker & Darlene Lebowitz

With this in mind, imagining next year is at once both predictable and impossible: predictable in that our routines, our traditions, will continue, and yet we also know it will be different in ways we can't imagine. Fortunately, with all that this past year has taught us, we know how to move forward, together- with confidence - as we move towards hiring a new rabbi. And then I know we will be inspired again, enriched again, and that our world will expand again!

sisterhood@templebethtorah.net SHALOM CREATIVE DESIGN L'Shalom,

Philip Levine EDITOR

Sara Marcus, President

Phyllis Weinstein

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Cantor’s Voice

Cantor Carrie Barry Where did the Family Service go? What happened to the 6:30 start time? Will there still be birthday and anniversary blessings? Why am I so confused?

not to torture them. We want them to have a positive experience in our sanctuary.

I read a fantastic article about bringing children to church which addressed this exact issue. Here is a snippet Have you asked these questions? If so, you are not (edited a bit to make it “Jewish”): alone! Many conversations took place over the summer regarding the first Friday of the month earlier service in both I see you wince as your child cries. I see you anxthe Avodah Committee, which deals with ritual and worship, iously pull things out of your bag of tricks to try to quiet and the Religious School Committee. The 6:30pm start time them. I watch you cringe when your little girl asks an innowas a two-year experiment in response to multiple requests cent question in a voice that might not be an inside voice. I we had received for an earlier service for families with hear the exasperation in your voice as you beg your child to younger children. The intention, of course, had been to pro- just sit, to be quiet as you feel everyone's eyes on you. Not vide a worship opportunity for people who needed to get everyone is looking, but I know it feels that way. their children to bed at a reasonable hour. The problems were that most families only attended if their child was inI know you're wondering, is this worth it? Why do I volved in the service and many other congregants felt alienat- bother? I know you often leave temple more exhausted than ed by what was perceived to be a service only for young fam- fulfilled. But what you are doing is so important. ilies. When you are here, the temple is filled with a joyful Happily, nothing is set in stone, and often, going noise. When you are here, we are reminded that this worship back to the drawing board brings about changes that may isn't always about personal, quiet contemplation but coming answer the needs of an even larger constituency. together to worship as a community where all are welcome. When you are here, I have hope that these pews won't be So, the first Shabbat of the month, starting Friday, October 4, empty in 10 years when your kids are old enough to sit quiat 7:30 begins a brand new experiment, which I expect to etly and behave in worship. I know that they are learning continue to transform as we journey together through the how and why we worship now, before it's too late. They are months of the coming year. What can you expect at these learning that worship is important. services? There will be lots of uplifting music meant to bring Shabbat peace and joy after a long week. There will be a I know it's hard, but thank you for what you do brief inspirational message from Rabbi Klein…brief only be- when you bring your children to temple. Please know that cause we are hoping to keep this service to an hour. your family -- with all of its noise, struggle, commotion, and joy -- are not simply tolerated, you are a vital part of the There will be a birthday blessing for those celebrating community gathered in worship. birthdays during that particular month, however, we will also -- Jamie Bruesehoff be inviting up to the bimah any couples celebrating an anniversary that month. You will have an opportunity to tell us Come, my friends. Let us celebrate Shabbat togethhow many years you’ve been married. All celebrants will er, with all of our joys, with all of our noise, and with all of receive a special blessing together. I know that our congre- our love for our families, for our community and for God. gation is used to individual anniversary blessings at the ark for very special anniversaries, but the idea is that we, as a com- B’shalom, munity, are lifted up by sharing our joys. Let us learn, not to Cantor Carrie Barry expect something “for me,” but to look forward to being part of a group, because what we do here at Temple Beth Torah is “for we.” (Intentional sic.!) Now, what to do about our very young members? This doesn’t help with bedtime! Yes, we know that. There is something I have said many times, that I’m not sure everyone believes. You are not required to stay for an entire service. Let me say that again a different way: you are not being judged if you leave a service early. If your child can only handle a half an hour, then feel free to stay for only that half hour! The idea is to expose your child to Jewish worship,

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Preschool Press

Sandy Wilensky longstanding traditions, it is crucially important that the children also learn the traditional importance of welcoming guests, respect for Temple Beth Torah others, and kindness to strangers. Weaving the values of friendLeonie Arguetty Preschool ship, generosity and celebrating the unique nature of different people and cultures into the celebrations of Sukkot, Simchat Torah, and the upcoming secular holiday of Thanksgiving (and Chanukah) supports a blended curriculum of learning life lessons through our reliOur preschoolers have had a whirlwind start to the new school year! gious traditions. The children are being taught, for use throughout At the very start of school, we had our annual visit from the Shofar their lifetimes, underlying Jewish Values in the traditional manner of Factory. The children touched and learned about a variety of ani- celebrating these important holidays. mal horns, were taught how shofars are made and heard the beautiful sounds of the shofar. During this inspiring visit, the children also (From left to right) The Rainbow Friends decorate their kippot, learned the difference between kosher and non-kosher animals. For blessings with the lulav and etrog in the Sukkah, and eating lunch in the next few weeks, the excitement of the holidays continued. The the Busy Bees classroom Sukkah. children dipped apples and honey, and symbolically tossed their sins away, throwing bread into the canal on the side of the building for The Cool Caterpillars delivered hand-made invitations to their tashlich (PreK only- and heavily supervised). They first decorated guests, the Safari Friends asking them to join them in the Sukkah for and then ate snacks or lunch in the Sukkah (despite the on and off snack. rain). Finally, after learning about the ark and the Torah, the chilOur teachers and staff continue to provide the children with new dren paraded around the Temple for Simchat Torah. and innovative programming and curriculum, while maintaining the The promise of sweetness in the New Year was not limited to the character and traditions that have made our preschool so successful apples & honey. Every morning, as the children enter the building, over the years. Our preschool has a long and proud tradition of beautiful faces anxious to begin a new school day with smiles and parent participation and support and this year is off to a terrific start. energy, renew and reinvigorate everything and everyone in their Be sure to save the date for Family Fun Day on October 13. This will be our first major family event of the school year. Family Fun path. Day is coordinated by the Voluntary Parent Organization,(VPO), Rabbi Klein and Cantor Barry led our first Tot Shabbat of the and has always been a highlight for preschool families, Temple school-year on August 30. By every measurement, the service and members and the community as a whole. Our parents continue to the evening was a big success. Over 45 families were welcomed for provide extra teaching and learning materials in our classrooms a lively, interactive kid-friendly service followed by dinner for all through the Adopt-a-Class program All of our children benefit the children. Our next Tot Shabbat is on Friday, October 25. Eve- from the filling of the teacher “wish lists.” On their behalf, I want ryone in the community is welcome!!! Mark your calendars and to thank all of those who have participated. bring your friends!!! On behalf of myself, my family and the entire preschool staff, I wish Our 2, 3 and 4 year old classes continue with curriculum units on you a happy, healthy, and meaningful new year. self and family and of course Shabbat, as we move into the months of October and November. On Friday mornings throughout the Shalom, school year we welcome Shabbat in the preschool. All of the chil- Sandy Wilensky dren have made and decorated their own Kippot, which they will Director wear for the weekly celebration. A different child from each class serves as the class “Shabbat child,” each week, leading the class in a Shabbat presentation. We invite the Shabbat child’s family to join the class and light candles, say blessings and eat challah and a special snack with all of the children. The welcoming program is completed in each of the individual classes, after which a Shabbat rock concert led by Cantor Barry is enjoyed by the entire school in the social hall. if you’re ever in the building on a Friday morning, this sing –a -long is not to be missed. Please stop by to join the fun! Our curriculum includes teaching materials, books, and activities focusing on the holidays and related Jewish values in order to provide a connection between the classroom and holiday traditions. Our children are being immersed, through stories and activities, not only to learn the tradition of dipping apples and honey, eating in the Sukkah and marching on Simchat Torah, but also in the concepts of apologizing for wrongdoing, and striving to do better in the future (T’shuvah). While eating in and decorating the Sukkah transmits

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Religious School

Jodi Kaufman Thanksgivukkah 2013- The Great Holiday Collision This year our Jewish holidays have thrown us into a tizzy. “The holidays are so early!” “It’s Sukkot already?” “Chanukah is on Thanksgiving?” So did you know Sukkot, Thanksgiving and Chanukah can all be connected? Some people call Thanksgiving the American Sukkot. Granted, on Thanksgiving we generally eat indoors and not in a Sukkah. We don’t wave the lulav and etrog. Still, Sukkot and Thanksgiving have a lot in common. Both holidays are agricultural harvest celebrations. Both involve sharing food in the company of others and both are holidays where expressions of gratitude for the fragility of life are celebrated. So how does Chanukah connect to Sukkot and Thanksgiving? On November 28, 2013 Thanksgiving and Chanukah coincide for the first time ever and the last time for more than 70,000 years! Thanksgiving is also celebrated as a holiday of religious freedom. The Puritans left England, first via Holland, having been persecuted in England for their religious beliefs. They established the Plymouth Colony to be able to celebrate their form of Christianity as they understood it and celebrated their first Thanksgiving in November of 1621. On Chanukah we also celebrate religious freedom. The central mitzvah of Chanukah is to kindle lights. These lights serve as physical reminders of the miracle of Chanukah-the triumph of the few over the many, the fight for religious freedom in the face of the threat of forced assimilation. They act as a concrete symbol of the resolve to “publicize” the miracle of Chanukah, to ourselves and our families, to the neighborhood-indeed to the world. But why eight lights? Here comes our Sukkot connection. Some scholars believe that the Chanukah rededication of the Temple celebration was patterned after the original eight-day dedication of Solomon’s Temple. A similar eight-day celebration was held for the opening of the Second Temple in the time of Ezra and Nehemiah. Moreover, the rededication of the Temple presented the religious Maccabees with the first opportunity they had to celebrate the most recent holiday, Sukkot, an eight-day festival. “The sanctuary was purified on the twenty-fifth day of Kislev. . . This joyful celebration went on for eight days; it was like Sukkot, for they recalled how only a short time before they had kept the festival while living like animals in the mountains; and so they carried lulavs and etrogs, and they chanted hymns to God who had triumphantly led them to the purification of the Temple. . . II Maccabees 10 So how are you going to mark this historic coincidence? Jodi Kaufman, RJE

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Sisterhood News Hello, Sisterhood Members and Congregants! We are excited for another active year in Sisterhood! We will continue to have board meetings the second Sunday of the month except the month of November in which we’ll be meeting the third Sunday. Board meetings are from 9:30-11:00 am and all Sisterhood members are welcome to attend. We would like to welcome our newest board member, Lori Bilkis, who has been appointed treasurer to fill in for Jeanne Moskowitz. Thanks Jeanne for your service to Sisterhood and we look forward to Lori’s input and expertise this year! Our first meeting on Sunday, September 15 was enjoyed by all who attended, breakfast was yummy! We discussed upcoming events, gave our membership report of 60 members [goal of 100 this year] and expect calls from your friends asking you to join Sisterhood. Why join Sisterhood you might ask? Well, our goal this year is to bring our Temple community together as often as we can. We support our youth and adults with learning opportunities, social opportunities and tikkun olam opportunities. We financially contribute to the Preschool, Religious School, Youth group and most importantly the Temple operating budget! In everything that we do, we give back to our Temple family! We also have a beautiful Judaica Boutique! We can meet all your Bar and Bat Mitzvah needs and our prices are fair and competitive. We sell kippot, tallit, jewelry, collectables, traditional tableware and you can even come to the Boutique and make a wish list for your special simcha! The Boutique hours of operation are: Sundays 9:00-11:30 [during Religious School], Tuesdays 3:00-5:00 pm Wednesday 9:00-11:00 am Thursdays 3:00-5:00 pm. If these times don‘t meet your needs we’ll be happy to meet with you by appointment, just give the Temple a call. Our next big event is Wednesday, November 6, at 6:59 pm in our Temple lobby, when we hope you come to Shop & Play before the winter holidays are upon us. BINGOtini is a fun-filled evening with lots of BINGO and delicious martinis [nonalcoholic beverages will be served, too]! We also invite you to come and shop at our Judaica Boutique that same evening to get ready for Chanukah. For an $18 donation you’ll receive a martini and multiple BINGO cards, opportunities to win prizes and light refreshments will be served. Look in your next Shalom for our BINGOtini flyer. Come and join the fun and bring a friend! The Sisterhood of Temple Beth Torah is a wonderful group of women who only want what is best for our Temple family. Please join us as we make a difference in the lives of others and know that all contributions, whether it be your time or financial, is truly valued by our Temple and the community at large! Thank you for supporting Sisterhood! Shalom always, Darlene Lebowitz and Andi Parker Sisterhood of Temple Beth Torah Co-Presidents PS Be sure to “like us” on Facebook, Temple Beth Torah Sisterhood!

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The High Holy Days Committee Wishes to thank everyone who helped with ticket reservations, ticket distribution and special needs seating. The High Holy Days services proceeded smoothly because of all the help received. A great way to start the year!

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TEMPLE BETH TORAH LIFE LONG LEARNING

2013--2014 LUNCH & LEARN: 2013 Lunch and Learn sessions will take place in the Library on the first Monday of the Month from noon – 1:30p.m. Attendees will bring their own lunch. Life Long Learning will provide coffee, tea, and cold water, desserts along with plates, cups, napkins, and cutlery. DATE

TOPIC & PRESENTER

October 7

“Women of the Wall”, 31 minute DVD followed by a Discussion led by Jodi Kaufman, TBT Educator

November 4

“Everything You Want to Know About Investing and More,” presented by Elliott Brody. Bring your questions and they will be answered.

December 2

Jewish Trivia presented by Jodi Kaufman, TBT Educator followed by a Chanukah Celebration

January 6

“A Rabbi Looks at the New Testament,” presented by Rabbi Norman Klein

February 3

Comparative Judaism taught by Jodi Kaufman, TBT Educator. Get the Orthodox, Reform, Conservative and Reconstructivism take on various important issues. Session #1.

March 3

Comparative Judaism taught by Jodi Kaufman, TBT Educator. Session #2

April 7

Comparative Judaism taught by Jodi Kaufman, TBT Educator.

May 5

“The Jewish Character in Literature,” presented by Rabbi Norman Klein

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Session # 3


TEMPLE BETH TORAH LIFE LONG LEARNING

SUNDAY MORNING ADULT CLASSES Beginning September 29, 2013, two adult education courses will be taught in the Library on Sundays when the Religious School is in session: September 29; October 27; November 3 December 8, 2013; January 26; February 2, 23; March 2, 30; April 6, 27; May 11, 18, 2014. 9:30 – 10:15 a.m.

Everything You Wanted to Know about Judaism and Were Afraid to Ask: an introduction of Jewish Cultural Literacy. Open to Jews and non-Jews. Rabbi Norman Klein, Instructor Free

10:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Prayer Book Hebrew: For non-Hebrew readers and a refresher for those whose Hebrew is rusty. Book fee only.

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October & November 2013

Bar & Bat Mitzvah Andrew Rosenblatt, Rosenblatt the son of Alice and David Rosenblatt, will be called to the Torah as a B’nai Mitzvah on October 19th, 2013. Andrew was born in New York City and moved to Florida at the age of 3. He has been a member of Temple Beth Torah since then. Andrew is a 7th grade student at American Heritage School in Boca/Delray. He’s a member of Builders Club. In 6th grade he was in the American Heritage Middle school production of “The Music Man.” Andrew loves playing golf and rooting for the New York Yankees. Andrew hopes one day to become a Professional Golfer. Andrew loves animals especially his dogs Bentley and Mercedes!! He will be sharing this special day with his twin brother Jonathan, his parents, Gammy, Pop -Pop, Nanny Naomi and many cherished relatives and friends from near and far. Jonathan Rosenblatt, Rosenblatt the son of Alice and David Rosenblatt will be called to the Torah as a B’nai Mitzvah on October 19th, 2013. Jonathan was born in New York City and moved to Florida at the age of 3. He has been a member of Temple Beth Torah since then. Jonathan is a 7th grade student at American Heritage Boca/Delray. He’s a member of the Builders Club. He loves playing Baseball, Basketball and Football. His favorite teams are: New York Yankees, Dallas Cowboys, and Cleveland Cavaliers!! He hopes one day to be a Sports Announcer for the New Yankees. Jonathan also loves his dogs, Bentley and Mercedes. Jonathan will be sharing this special day with his twin brother Andrew, Gammy, Pop-Pop, Nanny Naomi, and many cherish relatives and friends from near and far. Ethan Asaro, Asaro son of Richard & Jamie Asaro will be called to the Torah as a Bar Mitzvah on Saturday October 26, 2013. He is an honor student at Emerald Cove Middle School where he plays flag football and the French horn. Ethan is an avid sports fan and plays basketball and soccer, he enjoys video games and spending time with his dog Ruby. He will be joined on this special day by his two younger brothers, Benjamin and Alec, his grandparents Judy & Stan Bergenfeld, and Jeanette Asaro and friends and family from near and far. Coby Farhi, Farhi the son of Andrea and Moshe Farhi will be called to the Torah as a Bar Mitzvah on November 2nd. Coby is a 7th grade honor student at Emerald Cove. He enjoys sports, fishing, video games, the computer, music, cooking and spending time with friends and family. He will be celebrating this joyous occasion with his parents, brother Zac, grandparents and many cherished relatives and friends from near and far. Madison Jean Andrews, Andrews the daughter of Heather Andrews, will be called to the Torah as a Bat Mitzvah on Saturday November 9th, 2013. Madison is a seventh grade honor student, in advanced classes at Wellington Landings Middle School. She devotes much of her time to charities such as Locks of Love, visiting the sick children at Palms West Hospital, girl scouting and spending time with rescue canines. She is an avid artist, a passionate reader, and a devoted daughter and sister. Madison, lovingly known as Maddy to her family and friends, hopes one day to be a successful artist. Maddy will be joined on this special day by her mother, sister Destiny, grandparents, and many cherished relatives & friends from near and far, including her Temple Beth Torah Family. Matthew Davis, Davis son of Carrie and Michael Davis will be call to the Torah as a Bar Mitzvah on Saturday, November 9, 2013. Matthew has been a member of Temple Beth Torah since Kindergarten. He attends seventh grade at The Global Prospective School. Matthew is currently a brown belt in Mixed Martial Arts and plans to get his black belt next year. He is also an avid basketball fan. Matthew will share his special day with his parents, his brother Brandon, grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

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Temple Beth Torah Brotherhood Below are the Confirmed Event Dates for the Brotherhood for October & November. October 13th 9am Brotherhood Meeting. Complimentary Bagels, OJ & Coffee will be served.

October 20th Brotherhood Miami Dolphins Game vs. Buffalo Bills @ Dolphins Stadium. $75.00 per Person Includes a Ticket to the Game, R/T Deluxe Bus Transportation To/From the Game from TBT and a Top Dollar Tailgate with Unlimited Food & Beverage, Only 50 Tickets Available [first come, first served]. Go to www.tbtbrotherhood.com to buy on-line.

[Bus Leaves TBT @ 9:15am Sharp]

November 17th 9am Brotherhood Meeting. Complimentary Bagels, OJ & Coffee will be served.

To Pay your Dues Online for 2013/14, please go to www.tbtbrotherhood.com Questions...please call/email Andrew S. Goldstein - President @ 561-312-4692 or agoldcony@aol.com

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Gracious Donations

R’ D    F In Honor Of The birth of Gabrielle Anna Ritch Roz & Morris Ball

R S '(  P* E    F In Memory Of Roberta Grossman Jeanne Iseman Roslyn Eismann

Welcome to Rabbi Klein Dulcie Burns Missy Wortman

Dr. Abe Lucks Alwyn Metzger Karen & Steve Metzger

In Appreciation For Rabbi Klein’s guidance for my Bar Mitzvah Ben Schor The lovely High Holiday Services Marcia & Scott Weber In Memory Of Steven Steinhorn Joyce Steinhorn Farkas Carl Stolow Cheryl & Steven Stolow Janet Golden Barbara & Jerry Perlmutter

Moe Palmer Ruthann & Michael Palmer E  ’ D    F Alan Herzlin In Honor Of Jodi Kaufman Meredith Hirschberg L.M. N /0 Family Foundation P  ( 4 P45  F In Memory Of Jonathan Eric Stern Lori, Ryan, Michael & Moran

S4 B4 ( M 0 4 E    F C ’ D  In Appreciation For   F Sara Marcus, In Honor Of President of TBT Cantor Carrie Barry Ruthe Blecher Meredith Hirschberg A happy, healthy New Year for Rabbi and Lisa Pinsky Betty Breinin A happy, healthy New Year for Rabbi and Andrea Klein Betty Breinin Irene Goldstein’s speedy recovery Betty Breinin In Appreciation For The lovely High Holiday Services Marcia & Scott Weber

Bimah Honor Arline & Noel Shevack

In Honor Of The Tankanow’s becoming grandparents Muriel Zuckerman In Appreciation For The beautiful holiday card Rosemond Hammond In Memory Of Lee Hobel Marjorie & Larry Zauder

G  4 T 0'4 F In Honor Of The speedy recovery of Rick Samuels Elizabeth & Mitchell Thal In Appreciation For Bima Honor Roz & Karen Eismann Irene Warten Temple Beth Torah The Wellington Hadassah

Yetta Harnick Barbara Harnick

In Memory Of Yetta Hack The Hack Family

Minnie Schwartz Selma Schwartz

Julius Jacobowitz Albert Jacobowitz

Fred Rothman Marcia & Scott Weber

Y( 8  F In Memory Of Mark Pliskow Janice Pliskow

L: L 5 L  5 F In Memory Of Julia Gross Miller Dr. Joy Ellen Pitterman B44 B  C 5 F In Appreciation For Prayers said for Bill Merriam Rea & Larry Small

Marcus Abrams Arthur Abrams George Skantar The Skantar Family Lee Goldberg Shirley Bulvanski Judy Zupnick Janice Scheinker Roslyn Eismann

Sandy Meskin Roz & Morris Ball

L   F In Memory Of Randy Weinstock Doris & Karl Fishman

Morris Pomeranz Joan & Joseph Pomeranz

Jerry and Sharon Roz & Morris Ball

F4 4 F Dr. Jerome Goldstein

Claire Tannenbaum Ellen & Steven Shapiro

In Memory Of Saul Blecher Ruthe Blecher

Mina Stern Darlene & Rich Lebowitz

George Rothbart Roz & Morris Ball

Sam Bonk Henry Bonk

In Memory Of Dora Gareleck Beverly & Marvin Gareleck Jack Nauheim Sylvia Skoller

Shalom

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Irving Malyn Shirley Malyn Phyllis & Al Alasia Seymour Cohen, M.D. Cheryl Cordes Shirley Politzer Glass Linda & Bennett Politzer

Millie Feldman Judy & Roy Rosner Myles Saul Lynn Ferman Aaron Franzblau Nathan Franzblau Sarah Franzblau Florence Goldwasser Naomi Fishler Charles Stein Bonnie & Doug Stein Louis Gidelson Roselyn Sisle Shirley Glass Alisa Adler Benjamin Bogdonoff Bessie Bogdonoff Seymour Bogdonoff Abraham Rankin Sarah Rankin Beverly Bruck Alice Bogdonoff Samuel Moore Sophie Moore Sylvia Rayvid Arline & Irwin Moore


Welcome to our New Members We welcome the following new members to our “Temple family” and look forward to their participation in our services and activities. Ira Peskowitz Michael Weinstein Stacey and Rebecca Caplan Susan and Marc Brawer Marci and Steven Memberg Pamela and Michael Pike Jennifer and Lance Rosenberg Randi and Larry Shane Allison and Joseph Spellman Beth and Josh Wachsman Cherise and Donald Cahill, Jr. Beth and Louis Eisenberg Lindsay and Richard Leventhal Melody and Bryan Silverstone Rosemarie and Jaime Steinsapir Lori and Greggory Weiser

Mazel Tov To: Our B’nai Mitzvah: October Ben Schor and his family Andrew and Jonathan Rosenblatt and their family Ethan Asaro and his family November Jacob (Coby) Farhi and his family Madison Andrews and her family Matthew Davis and his family Carly Coombs and her family Zachary Paskal and his family

Get Well To: Larry Bernstein, Betty Breinin, Mark Carey, Marcia Friedman, Iris Goldson, and Rick Samuels

Deepest Sympathy To: Cantor Carrie Barry on the loss of her cousin, David Ross Judy Stein on the loss of her brother, Jack Nauheim Marc Meskin on the loss of his father, Sanford Meskin Debbie Plaxen on the loss of her father, Fred Rothman Bradley Pess on the loss of his mother, Carol Pess Ira Peskowitz on the loss of his grandmother, Rozlyn Fisher

Shalom

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